Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1996.
Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories, 1911-1937. University of California Press, 2003
Everyday Modernity in China. Co-edited with Joshua Goldstein, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.
The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity and Globalization. Co-authored with Tani Barlow, Uta Poiger, Priti Ramamurthy, Lynn Thomas, Alys Weinbaum. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.
Major Western Scholarship on Chinese History , Vol. on Modern Chinese History. Editor. Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2010.
Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
"Communities and Communication: A Study of the Case of Yang Naiwu, 1873-1877”. Late Imperial China, Vol.16, no.1 (June 1995):79-119.
“Juggling Bits: Tianqiao as Republican Beijing’ s Recycling Center ,” in Modern China , Vol. 25, July 1999, 303-342.
"Defining Beiping: Urban Reconstruction and National Identity, 1928-1936,” in Joseph Esherick, ed., Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950, University of Hawaii Press, 2000 , pp. 121 - 138 .
“National Perspective and Native Culture: Literary Representation of Modern Beijing” in Chen Pingyuan & Wang Dewei ed., Beijing: Urban Imaginaries and Cultural Memories (Dushi xiangxiang yu wenhua jiyi). Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2005.
“Shen Peizhen and Xiaofengxian: Unofficial History and Gender Boundary Crossing in the Early Chinese Republic” in Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson ed., Gender in Motion (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).
“The Modern Girl Around the World,” co-author with Tani Barlow, Uta Poiger, Priti Ramamurthy, Lynn Thomas, Alys Weinbaum, in Gender and History, Volume 17, Number 2, August 2005.
“ Shanghai’s China Travelers” in EverydayModernity in China, edited by Madeleine Yue Dong and Joshua Goldstein ( University of Washington Press, 2006).
“How to Remember the Qing Dynasty: The Case of Meng Sen” in Robert Culp & Tze-ki Hon ed., The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2007.
“Who is afraid of the Chinese Modern Girl?’ in The Modern Girl Around the World (Duke University Press, 2009).
“Shui jupa modeng nulang?” in Jiang Jin ed., Minguo Shanghai nuxing wenhua tanwei (Women’s Culture in Republican Shangha). Shanghai: Cishu Chubanshe, 2010.
“The Fortunes of a Folk Tradition: Yangliuqing New Year’s Pictures,” in James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Sigrid Schmalzer eds., Visualizing Modern China. Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
“Creating Academic Qing History: Xiao Yishan and Meng Sen” in Brian Moloughney & Peter Zarrow eds, The Formation of the Discipline of History in Early Twentieth Century China ” in the series The Formation of Academic Disciplines in Early Twentieth Century China. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2010.
Christina Gilmartin. Engendering the Chinese Revolution. Studies in Comparative International Development, New Brunswick; Spring 1997; Vol. 32, pp. 166-169.
Gail Hershatter. Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai. Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, 1998, pp. 139-142.
Amartya Sen. Development as Freedom. China Scholarship. Vol. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 235-237.
Partha Chatterjee. Nationalist Thought and Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? China Scholarship, Vol. 2, Summer, 2000, pp. 291-297.
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Empire. China Scholarship, Vol. 3, 2000, Winter 2000, pp. 306-309.
Rebecca Karl. Staging the World: Chinese nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. The Journal of Asian Studies, August 2004 v63 i3 p771-772 2004.
Ye Xiaoqing. The Dianshizhai pictorial : Shanghai urban life, 1884-1898. American Historical Review, Feb. 2005 v110ilp113(2).
Richard Belski. Localities at the Center: Native Place, Space, and Power in Late Imperial Beijing. American Historical Review, February 2007.
Research in Progress
Stories from the Wilderness: A Study of Unofficial Historic Narratives of the Qing. (Monograph).
“Dialogic History and Knowledge about Modern China”